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Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013:

Forward Thinking: Engaging Future Leaders to End World Hunger (Transcript, Video)
Moderator: Ellen Kullman, Chair and CEO, DuPont 
Speakers: Mpule Kwelagobe,Founder and CEO, MPULE Institute for Endogenous Development, Julie Borlaug – Associate Director of External Relations, Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M and, Eve Ntseoane – smallholder farmer


Adapting to Change: The Role of Animal Protein in Feeding a Hungry World (Transcript, Video)

Moderator: Chris Nelson, President and CEO, Kemin Industries

Speakers: Balram Singh Yadav,Managing Director, Godrej Agrovet Ltd. and  Shouchun Wang, Assistant Director General, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department, UN Food and Agriculture Organization


Research and Returns: The Future of Agricultural Technology & Investment (Transcript, Video)

Moderator: Martina Newell-McGloughlin, Director of International Biotechnology, University of California-Davis
Speakers: James Borel,Executive Vice President, DuPont, Brett Begemann, President and Chief Commerical Officer, Monsanto, Rob Aukerman, President of U.S. and Canada Operations, Elanco Animal Health, and  Victor Villalobos, Director General, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)


Setting the Stage: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead
 (Transcript, Video)

Moderator: Sir Gordon Conway, Professor of International Development, Imperial College London

Speakers: Tim Hanstad, President & CEO, Landesa,  Kijoolu Kaliya,Pastorilist and Community Leader, Maasai Community, Tanzania, Claude Fauquet, Director of the International Laboratory for Tropical Agricultural Biotechnology (ILTAB),  Beth Keck, Director, Women's Economic Empowerment, Walmart 


Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013:

DialogueNext (Part 1): Capacity and Capital (Transcript, Video)
Moderator: Thad Simons, President & CEO, Novus International 
Speakers: Jacqueline Mkindi, Executive Director & CEO, Tanzania  Horticultural Association, Mark Kahn, Partner, Omnivore Partners, and  Jatin Singh, Founder & CEO, Skymet Weather Services

Partnerships and Potential: A New Vision for Agriculture (Transcript, Video)
Moderator: Lisa Dreier, Senior Director, Food Security and Development Initiatives, World Economic Forum USA
Speakers: Ray Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America, Bill Cordingley, Managing Director and Head of Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory, The Americas, Rabobank International,  Davor Pisk, Chief Operating Officer, Syngenta,  Khalid Bomba, Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency, CEO, and  Dyborn Chibonga, Chief Executive Officer, National Smallholder Farmer's Association of Malawi (NASFAM), Malawi 

The Triangle: Ice, Energy, Food (Transcript, Video)
Speaker: H.E. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President of Iceland

40 Chances (Transcript, Video)
Moderator: Betty Liu, Anchor, Bloomberg Television
Speakers: Honorable Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the UK; Howard G. Buffett, Chairman and CEO Howard G. Buffett Foundation, and   Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder and President, Women Thrive Worldwide

Transformative Policy: Focus on Africa (Transcript, Video)
Moderator: Gebisa Ejeta, 2009 World Food Prize Laureate 
Speakers: Chris Elias, President, Global Development Program, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,  H.E. Akinwumi A. Adesina, Honorable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria, and  H.E. Florence Chenoweth, Minister of Agriculture, Liberia

Thursday Luncheon Keynote (Transcript, Video)
Speaker: His Eminence Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson of the Vatican

South to South: Collaborative Best Practices Across Borders (Transcript, Video)
Moderators: Marcos Fava Neves, International Adjunct Professor,School of Business, University of Sao Paulo (USP)
Speakers: Deshpal Verma, Professor, The Ohio State University, Beatriz Silveira Pinheiro, Former Director General Strategic Studies and Capactiy Strengthening Division, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA), and Ishmael Sunga, Chief Executive Officer, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU), South Africa

DialogueNEXT (Part 2): Beyond the Big Idea (Transcript, Video)
Moderators: Thad Simons, President & CEO, Novus International 
Speakers: Peter Frykman, Founder & CEO, Driptech,  Charity Mutegi, Kenya Country Coordinator for the Aflasafe Project Internatioal Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and  Matt Burkhart, Vice President and General Manager, Applied Technology Division, Raven Industries 


Friday, Oct. 18, 2013:

Breakfast Keynote (Transcript, Video)
Speaker: H.E. Akinwumi A. Adesina, Minister of Agriculture of Nigeria

Resilience and Reality: The Future of a Climate Volatile Planet (Transcript, Video)
Moderators: Mark Cackler, Agricultural and Rural Development Department, The World Bank 
Speakers: Ren Wang, Chairman and General Manager Shandong Xiatan Co. Ltd.,  Hermann Lotze-Campen, Co-Chair Research Domain II- Climate Impacts and Vulnerabilities, Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK),  Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor and Director Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, Ohio State University

Stakeholders and Synergies: Socio-Economic Dimensions of Sustainable Agriculture (Transcript, Video)
Moderators: Hans Herren, Chief Executive Officer and President, Millennium Institute 
Speakers: M. Jahi Chappell, Director of Agriculture Policy, Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP),  Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant-Director General, Economic and Social Development, UN Food and Agriculture Organization,  Yemi Akinbamijo, Executive Director, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA),  Frances Moore Lappé, Author of Duet for a Small Planet and Cofounder Small Planet Institute

Straight Talk on GMOs: Facts, Fiction and Food Security (Transcript, Video
Moderators: Greg Jaffe, Biotechnology Project Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest 
Speakers: Sir Brian Heap, Professor, Biosciences for Farming in Africa, Mark Lynas, author and environmental campaigner, Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Advisor to the President, European Commission, and  Gilbert Bor, smallholder farmer and Lecturer, Catholic University of Eastern Africa's Eldoret Campus (GABA)

Laureate Luncheon - Looking Ahead: A Conversation with the 2013 Laureates (Transcript, Video)
Moderator: Margaret Catley-Carlson, Chair, Global Crop Diversity Trust
Speakers: Mary-Dell Chilton, 2103 World Food Prize Laureate, Robert Fraley, 2013 World Prize Laureate, and  Marc Van Montagu 2013 World Food Prize Laureate 






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